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Week of: May 01, 2016

Kevin J. O’Brien Student Disability Resource Center

Every year, the SDRC recognizes members of our campus community who have gone above and beyond to remove barriers and ensure equal access for students with disabilities.  The following individuals were recognized and presented with a plaque in appreciation for their selfless contributions to student success:

Dr. Thomas Mays, History
Dr. Janet Winston, English
Jay Schock - Financial Aid
Debbie Coles - Housing

Week of: Apr 24, 2016

Backcountry Equine Workshop HSU Range & Soils Club

The HSU Range & Soils Club is proud to present a “Backcountry Equine Workshop” on Friday, May 6, from 2 to 4 pm in parking lot G15 on 14th street between A and Union streets. The workshop is presented by local farrier and backcountry horseman Uri Driscoll. Uri will cover 1) basic care of equines in backcountry environments, 2) selection and use of proper backcountry tack, and 3) safety/leave no trace principles. This workshop is also sponsored by the HSU Depts. of Forestry and Wildland Resources, Environmental Science & Management, and Kinesiology and Recreation Administration. This event is free and open to the HSU and surrounding community. You must have a valid HSU or Arcata City parking permit or use metered parking in the area.

Week of: Apr 17, 2016

Dining Services Dining Services

Dining Services debuts mason jars at campus coffee shops. The HSU community has new options for grabbing a quick cup of coffee. In order to promote more sustainable coffee consumption, all HSU coffee shops are now offering pint-sized mason jars for $.75. The campus will continue to offer single-use paper-based coffee cups at $1 each. The most affordable way to purchase coffee on campus continues to be bringing your own reusable coffee mug. Here’s a price breakdown:

$1.50 - bring your own cup
$2.25 - purchase a reusable pint-sized mason jar
$2.50 - purchase a single-use paper cup

Dining Services undertook the effort to offer mason jars after a number of students approached dining staff members about finding more sustainable ways to sell coffee on campus. Instead of banning single-use cups across the board, the campus chose to offer mason jars, a unique and sustainable option.

Students looking for affordable reusable coffee mugs are encouraged to check the Reusable Office Supply Exchange house, located across from the MultiCultural Center.

Free E-Waste Drop-off for HSU Waste Reduction and Resource Awareness Program

Drop off your e-waste, free, on Saturday, April 30, from 9-12 p.m. in the Student Business Services Building parking lot. The event is only open to HSU students, staff, and faculty and an HSU ID will be required for drop off. Please do not bring any hazardous waste items, paint, batteries, or items that would normally go through the campus operations collection process (i.e., items with HSU property ID tags). This FREE event is brought to you by Facilities Management and the Waste Reduction and Resource Awareness Program (WRRAP).

E-Waste is the name given to computers, televisions, stereos, copiers, cell phones and other electronics nearing the end of their “lifecycles.” Many of these products can be reused, refurbished, or recycled. Unfortunately, discarded electronics is one of the fastest growing segments of our nation’s waste stream. Throwing electronics away can have serious environmental and health consequences because many of the materials used to make electronics are either toxic or hazardous. In California, it is actually illegal to throw electronics into the landfill!

Rural Breast Cancer Survival Study Community Forum California Center for Rural Policy

The California Center for Rural Policy and the Breast and GYN Health Project host a series of public forums to discuss findings from a recent Rural Breast Cancer Survival Study. Join the conversation about breast cancer in Humboldt County, and learn about the results of a Rural Breast Cancer Survival Study, which recently looked into two questions:

1) What factors are linked to a higher risk of dying from breast cancer?
2) How do we compare with the rest of the state?

Community Liaisons will host Forums in Eureka, Fortuna, and Garberville, and researchers will share the study findings. A Forum for Spanish speakers will also be held. For more information visit, or call Brenda Elvine-Kreis at BGHP 707-825-8345 ext.125.

Event information:
Eureka Public Forum
Thursday, April 21st 5:30-7:00 p.m. at Eureka Community Health Center on Tydd Street.

Garberville Public Forum
Monday, May 2nd 6:00 -7:30 p.m. at Redwood Playhouse in Garberville. 

Fortuna Public Forum
Wednesday, May 4, 6:00-7:30 p.m. at Rohner Park Recreation Hall.

Eureka Public Forum - for Spanish Speakers
Thursday, May 12, 6:00 -7:30 p.m. at Eureka Community Health Center on Tydd Street. 

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